BIO

Emma Thompson

SAVING MR. BANKS by John Lee Hancock
As writer P.L. Travers, negotiating with Walt Disney for the movie rights to her Mary Poppins children books in 1961.

Golden Globes: 8 nominations, 2 wins

WINS:
1996 Best Screenplay SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
1993 Best Actress Drama HOWARD’S END
NOMINATIONS:
2009 Best Actress comedy LAST CHANCE HARVEY
1996 Best Actress drama SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
1995 Best Actress comedy JUNIOR
1994 Best Actress drama THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
1994 IBest Supporting Actress IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
MILESTONES
Daughter of British actress Phyllida Law, former wife of director Kenneth Branagh.
Thompson acted in the Merchant-Ivory productions HOWARD’S END (1992) from the novel by E.M. Forster, and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (1993) with Anthony Hopkins, in CARRINGTON (1995) by Christopher Hampton, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995) by Ang Lee (also adapted screenplay from Jane Austen), with Arnold Schwarzenegger in JUNIOR (2004), with John Travolta in PRIMARY COLORS (1998) by Mike Nichols, LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) by Richard Curtis, with Will Ferrell in STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006) by Marc Forster, with Dustin Hoffman in LAST CHANCE HARVEY (2008). She wrote the screenplay and acted in NANNY McPHEE (2005) and NANNY McPHEE RETURNS (2010).